Did You Know?

Both Cranbrook and Kimberley are under the average property tax gap of 2.60 between residential and business for B.C communities: Cranbrook’s property tax gap is 2.57 and Kimberley’s is 2.54.

  • From 2010 to 2015, Kimberley lowered its Municipal Property Tax Gap by 6.6% (Total Average Property Tax for Kimberley is $7,178). From 2010 to 2015, Cranbrook lowered its Municipal Property Tax Gap by 15.5% (Total Average Property Tax for Cranbrook is $6,743.)

Cranbrook shortlisted for 2019 Open For Business Award

Small Business BC has whittled down the nominations for this year’s Open for Business Awards, and once again, Cranbrook has made the shortlist.

Nominations were open from October 1 to November 30, and nominees now have until January 4, 2019, to submit an economic case study, which highlights the success of one community-wide initiative. There are three categories and the winners of each will be announced at the BC Small Business Awards Gala on February 21, 2019.

Last year, both Cranbrook and Kimberley made it to the semi-finals, with Kimberley taking home an award in the medium communities category.

Launched in 2011, the Open for Business Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate communities that best demonstrate they are promoting business-friendly initiatives within their region. The Awards are organized by Small Business BC and the Province of British Columbia.

For more information, visit the Small Business BC Awards website. And please, stay tuned!